Root chamber

From Guild of Archivists

The Root Chamber is a ceremonial chamber through which the roots of the Serenian Memory Chamber plants pass. The Protectors of Serenia keep one of the rare lifestones on a pedestal in this location, as the root system of a Memory Chamber must be in contact with this mineral to ensure its health and proper function.

The exterior of the Root Chamber is sculpted as a bust of serene expression, crowned by a ceremonial altar. While the interior of the chamber is normally flooded by water flowing through Serenia's irrigation system, it may be drained when maintenance is necessary. The outflow from the chamber exits from the mouth of the figure, while sunlight entering the eye openings can be directed around the chamber by means of a pair of reflecting plates mounted on a rotating post